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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Rich, malty body with caramelized character and hints of raisins, nuts, and figs. Pairings: fruit crisps, crŤme brulee, salted caramels, slow-roasted meats.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - FEB 10, 2013
aroma is bourbon, toffee, slight salted caramel, some booze. glowing ruby red brown small head little to no lacing. taste is whiskey, boozy, with a noticeable softness. some wood, some sweetness, slight bitter floral finish. body is sticky, medium to light. interesting.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1737) - - JUL 10, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish copper. Aroma and taste are bourbon and dark fruits. Bourbon isnít overpowering and itís quite smooth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darwenus (844) - Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2016
One of the smoothest, most easy drinking high-ABV barley wineís Iíve ever had, and one of the very best beers Iíve had from New Holland. It pours brown with a very little bit of foam. The aroma is caramel, cereal malts, light peach notes, and some spice. The flavor is incredibly smooth. The bourbon barrel aging comes through bright and clear, adding vanilla to all of the character present on the aroma. The 12% ABV is an afterthought in the flavor. This thing could be a real trouble maker on tap.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
b33r (835) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2016
2015 bottle. Dark brown color with very small light brown ring of a head and oily, spotty lacing. Aroma and flavor have rich caramel malts, creamy, smooth, with a nice addition of bourbon. Great combination and flavor- itís delicious!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (5236) - Connecticut, USA - APR 18, 2016
Bottle in a tulip at Split thy Skull. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of light oak and bourbon, some sweet and pale malts, and bitter hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. A pretty boring wheat wine and not much bourbon.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (5931) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 9, 2016
12 oz. bottle. 2014 Vintage. Ruby/ brownish color, full lasting head in the snifter. Aroma is mild dark fruits, pumpernickel bread hints and a subtle amount of bourbon.

Consumed at cellar temperature. The flavor shows the thick toffee base with raisins, dates and figs. Bold dark fruits. Body is fuller side of medium with a slightly slick texture. Even after nearly two years in the bottle, the bourbon is still rather bold. Honestly, must be vintage variants because this is a very nice sipper!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (9668) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2016
Bottle from Caponeís. Pours hazy, ruddy, brown with tan head. Nose was heavy oak, bourbon, caramel malt. Tasted oaky, with a heavy bourbon flavor, some hops, caramel, tannins. Dense and late hot finish, and a true behemoth of a beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (2207) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2016
(tap) clear very bright brown honey amber colour with a small tan head; aroma of honey, toffee; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (9600) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Nice vanilla coconut bourbon character in this blonde Barleywine. Never had the base, but this is quite good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (2371) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2015
12oz bottle from Rays in Tosa. Cellared for 2 months. Reddish brown pour with a tan head leaving some streaky lace. Aroma had sweet dark fruits, nuts, grapes and bourbon. Taste is of sweet fruit, nuts, strawberries, grapes, biscuity malts, and tangy cranberries - all soaked in bourbon. Medium to full bodied. With alcohol. Finishes sweet and fruity but not cloyingly so. This was better then expected. Not having the original, tough to know what all the bourbon treatment did, although it shows through a lot. Tasty with the different fruits. 14.6

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (4981) - Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Pours transparent chestnut with a thin but serviceable buff head. Bourbon-infused oak dominates the aroma while letting caramel, fig and subtle nutty tones share the stage. Bold flavor rushes bourbon, wood, figs, caramel and toasty malt across the palate. Mouthfeel presents firm body, if not much fizz. Go on this pilgrimage.


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